How Do I Get Under the Bridge On Bridge Day?

Bridge Day is a wonderful way to spend an autumn Saturday in New River Gorge country. But taking in all of the sights and sounds of the festival from the deck of the Bridge is only one way to experience this event. Relaxing on the banks of the New River, under the Bridge, is an option for you. “How do I get under the Bridge on Bridge Day”, you ask? Read on.

Nice Day for a Hike or Bike

Yes, you can hike or bike down into the Gorge. This is a great option if you want to get some exercise and plan to spend the better part of the day at the bottom. It’s close to 4 miles from Rt. 19 to the Tunney Hunsaker Bridge at the bottom, so plan accordingly. And remember, it’s all uphill on the way out, so pace yourself.

This road will also be used for shuttles and emergency vehicles; you must yield to traffic. Once you are at the river there are designated areas from where you can watch the action. And remember, you cannot get on a shuttle coming out of the Gorge if you hike or bike in.

Into The Gorge Shuttles

If walking it isn’t your style, you’ve got another option: Hometown Subaru Into The Gorge Shuttles. These shuttles make it easy to enjoy both the fun on the Bridge and the beauty underneath. Buses begin running at 9am and will be available approximately every 15-20 minutes until 3 pm.

The shuttles are $20 and you must reserve and pay for your ride prior to Bridge Day. You can then pick up your pass at the Bridge Day tent on the south end of the Bridge. Contact the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce to book your spot.

Glade Springs Down Under Tours

Looking for something a little more personal on Bridge Day? Then the Glade Springs Down Under Tours are just for you. Tours leave at 8:30 am and 12:30 pm; each van will have its own personal guide provided by the New River Junior Woman’s Club. These Tours also include a t-shirt and box lunch for each guest.

Down Under Tours are by reservation only and spaces are limited. The cost is $65; if you are interested in making this journey you can reserve your spot by contacting the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

How are you getting under the Bridge this year?